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Community upset over unemployment office closure

Community upset over unemployment office closure

By Ericka Exton | March 6, 2013

The closing of DeKalb’s unemployment office has put a strain on residents hoping to utilize the state’s support. In January, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that cuts on federal funding will force the closing of seven...

TAILS offers safe haven for abandoned animals

By Ericka Exton | March 4, 2013

Who says family members can’t have four legs? TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, is dedicated to finding a home for all animals. TAILS is a no kill shelter that specializes in rescuing, fostering and caring for abandoned, lost or injured...

Student Spotlight: Ashley VanDeusen

By Ericka Exton | February 26, 2013

Ashley VanDeusen, junior business administration major, is looking forward to her life in the post-graduate world. Northern Star: Where are you from? Ashley VanDeusen: I’m from St. Charles. NS: What made you want to study business administration? AV:...

Stay healthy through flu season

By Ericka Exton | February 25, 2013

With temperatures rising and falling, high winds and no break in the everyday hustle and bustle, the flu has a home once again. The typical time for the flu to hit is usually between December and January, though this year has been a little different,...

NIU professors form rock band

By Ericka Exton | February 13, 2013

They teach by day and rock by night. O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, is the repeated venue for the rock cover band Buffalo Jump. At first glance it would seem to be just another band paying tribute to some of classic rock favorites,...

Police chief looks to better the DeKalb community

By Ericka Exton | February 6, 2013

For some who obtain a career, it just becomes part of their daily routine. For others, like Chief of Police Gene Lowery, a career becomes part of their daily adventure. At 56 years old, and with 34 of those years spent as a police officer, and a lifetime...

Local restaurants offer food challenges

By Ericka Exton | February 5, 2013

Many restaurants in the area host their own signature food challenges which are open for all to participate in. Riccardi’s Red Hots, 418 W. State St. in Sycamore, has some challenges not made for the faint of heart. The first challenge is the Dead On...

Copy Services’ moving sign stirs complaints

By Ericka Exton | February 4, 2013

Copy Service, Inc., 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, offers copying, printing, book buyback and now roadside entertainment. Toward the end of November 2012, the store revealed the newest member of their team, “Linda,” a motorized mannequin that advertises...